Americans for Prosperity has a new anti-Bob Kerrey ad out. See it here:
Not a bad spot. Now we have no doubt that Kerrey and the rest of the Dems will try to couch it in some sort of, “well we only want to raise taxes on The Rich!”
But of course as we all know, how The Rich are defined always gets lowered and lowered until you find out that while you thought you were middle class, you are not part of the 1%. Or is it 2%? Or 15%? And then if you’re a small business owner, just go ahead and lump yourself in with that richie-rich class already.
But the real kicker on that video is how quick Kerrey is to respond, “Yes!” Doesn’t need to think about it. Heck if Joe Jordan had whacked Kerrey in the funny-bone his elbow would have reacted slower than his “more taxes!” regurgitation.
Here’s the funny thing: The Kerrey camp and the Democrats have criticized Deb Fischer for signing onto Grover Norquist’s “no new taxes” pledge. They say, “Oh you must compromise!”
But then here is Kerrey stating the exact opposite! Saying that he WILL vote to raise taxes! So where is Kerrey’s compromise???! Where is Kerrey promising that MAYBE he WON’T raise taxes? Nope, Kerrey is hard and fast on that.
(See kids, when Dems say “we want compromise” it means, “we want Republicans to compromise”. See what they did there?)
Face it. Kerrey is a liberal Democrat and certain things just come natural to him. And that naturally means he wants you to pay more taxes.
On the campaign front, The National Journal came out yesterday with their “most likely to flip” parties in the Senate rankings. And guess which Senate seat came in #1?
As the National Journal said of Republican nominee Deb Fischer…
“at the moment this looks like a near certain GOP pickup.”
Hey, things can always change. But expect a statement like that to affect the way the Kerrey camp acts, and reacts and attacks. They won’t go down without a fight. And Fischer can expect them to be messy.
The OWH let Bob Kerrey get away with another statement unchallenged. When talking about how he supports medical marijuana use, Kerrey told Robynn Tysver that he did not help his buddy, Peter Lewis in working to change federal marijuana laws.
Which, as Lewis tells it, is FALSE.
As we noted months ago, Lewis told the Huffington Post that Kerrey assisted him in formulating legislative strategy for his NORML crusade. Now Kerrey says he does not support Lewis’s broad advocacy for legalizing marijuana. Which is fine. But when you then assist the guy who IS supporting it, well you just changed your position, didn’t you? Just because you’re the wheel-man doesn’t mean you’re any less culpable for robbing the bank.
And this has all been laid out before, and Kerrey and Tysver both know it. And Kerrey can have whatever position he wants on the issue, but he cannot turn around and say that he has the opposite position at the same time. We have heard that too many times from every Democrat and now is the time to call him and them on it.
And on that note, we have no idea why Nebraska Watchdog wilted to the Kerrey Campaign like the French defending Paris after their extensive article about Kerrey’s effort with Peter Lewis.
And this whole things got more press than was probably fair, but did you catch OWH columnist Michael Kelly’s interview of the OPS’s Freddie Gray (Councilman Ben Gray’s wife)? In it, she said that the whole matter with the resignation of OPS superintendent-to-be Nancy Sebring wasn’t about the sexy emails. It was about the policy violation of using a work computer for personal stuff.
Sure, if Sebring had sent an email to a nun about preparing a hotdish for an upcoming funeral..FIRED! It would have made no difference!
And of course while no one believes Gray when she makes an idiotic statement like that, we are also a little incredulous that Kelly doesn’t challenge her on it. Or if he did, he didn’t print it. And so that’s what we are to expect from the papers? The reporters just look down at their notepads and scribble and walk away?
The Lee Terry camp has a new website. See it here. Looks nice.
Interesting stuff with the Paulistas trying to take over the Nebraska GOP. Question is, what happens when the dog catches that car he’s been chasing? Handing out fliers at political rallies don’t pay the light bill.
Have a great weekend!